COAT OF SMILES, parody art of iconic symbols. A duck's hat, a mouse's ears and a smiling yellow button. Three iconic things in one image.

The PAPERWALKER Journal is the personal weblog of award-winning character designer Florian Satzinger – who worked on characters such as Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse, Looney Tunes (Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny, Silvester etc.), Pinky And The Brain, A.J.Hogg and Scooby-Doo – in which he shares bits and pieces of his character design work, processes, visual development, inspirations and reference materials of current, past and future projects.
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Friday, November 27, 2020

There's only five more days

This is just a quick reminder that there's only five more days left to back my buddy's Kickstarter: Francisco Herrera's RETROBOX!
«Two new high-quality art books with 96 pages full of art, toy and character design, comics, sketches and more!»
Images: All artwork in this posting by Francisco Herrera. All but the pencil ;-)

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#franciscoherrera #kickstarter #retrobox #animationdesigner #comicartist #marvel #spiderman #disney #characterdesigner

Thursday, November 26, 2020

ACME's Yellow Sabotage Glove

ACME Corp, Head Gear, Mod. Nr. MNSAA*-X. Category: Classic Necessities
"The Acme Corporation is a fictional corporation that features prominently in the Road Runner/Wile E. Coyote animated shorts as a running gag featuring outlandish products that fail or backfire catastrophically at the worst possible times. The name is also used as a generic title in many cartoons, especially those made by Warner Bros., and films, TV series, commercials and comic strips." (Wikipedia)
*Makes No Sense At All
Real-world advertisements, ACME anvils and ACME Motor Cars:

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#ACMEcorp #gimmick #gadget #yellowglove #cartoonduck #characterdesign #parodyart #roughlayout #roughcolouring #preliminarysketch #classicnecessities

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

What?

A logo doodle, a weird one.
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#doodle #parodylogo #mickeymouseclub

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Duck shaped floor lamp

The duck merch everyone is waiting for. Preliminary layout sketch, testing out lighting coming from the bulb in the beak.
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#characterdesign #conceptart #conceptsketch #parodypainting #preliminarysketch #lightingtest #duck #bluepencils #digitalsketch #characterdesignclass

Friday, November 20, 2020

Donald Duck cover reference from June 1961

These are some blue pencil tests I did a little earlier this year.
Cover image ©1961 Walt Disney Productions. All rights reserved.

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#reference #donalduck #june1961 #donaldduckcomics #waltdisney #dellcomics #dellcomicbooks #bluepencils #test

Monday, November 16, 2020

Retrobox, Extraordinaire!

My good friend (well, good is too less to discribe it), and fellow artist, Francisco Herrera has this wonderfull kickstarter going. Retrobox! It's really amazing: RETROBOX KICKSTARTER
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#franciscoherrera #kickstarter #retrobox #animationdesigner #comicartist #marvel #spiderman #disney #characterdesigner

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Untitled ducks (2020) vs. untitled Gottfried Helnwein painting (2005)

Painting via, © Gottfried Helnwein. All rights reserved.
The initial rough sketch here below became way too busy, in regard to details, so I skipped a lot of them to keep the rough colour layout more readable.
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#gottfriedhelnwein #artinfluences #inspiration #roughsketch #ducks

Online lecture: Design + Diversity by Maryam Laura Moazedi, Monday, NOV 16th 2020, 5 p.m. (MET)

The lecture is held in English (Online Event information on FB).
Free registration/attendance free: CLICK HERE
(till 4 p.m. on the day of the lecture)

Hosted by Institute of Design and Communication, FH Joanneum, University of Applied Sciences.

Design + Diversity: Designing an Inclusive World

When design chooses the approach one-size-fits-all, whose size are we, in fact, talking about? Who is Mr. Normal the so-called rest needs to adapt to? What impact does it have on "the other" when designing standardisation (and the illusion of normality) also means creating deviation (in a most heterogeneous world)? Who has a voice in visual culture? Who has to live in a design ghetto?...

Design can exclude and include groups of people, can make our lives more difficult and easier, can reinforce stereotypes and debunk myths, can respect and challenge taboos, can make minorities more invisible and raise awareness, can help maintain our narrow-mindedness and help develop empathy, can harm the image of minorities and raise their status, can stabilise and destabilise power relations. Design can.

The aim of this lecture is to present creative approaches and solutions, to discuss why we need ideas like a bicycle with Multiple Sclerosis and braille graffiti, to give some food for thought and raise awareness for the power of design and how it can create a better world for everybody, no matter what age, gender, ethnicity, religion, no matter if disabled or queer.

Maryam Laura Moazedi

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Photo credit (lecture studio): ©FH Joanneum. All rights reserved.

Friday, November 13, 2020

The King of Wrong

Here's another half-finished thingy from my outcast characters sandbox ...
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#characterdesign #outcast #kingofwrong #roughdraft #digitalsketch #digitaldrawing #animationdesign #conceptart

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

The Duck Sandbox

My duck sandbox is full of half-formed ducks and looney drafts, here are two of these dangerous duck drawings.
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#theducksandbox #characterdesign #roughsketches #sketching #roughdesigns

Sunday, November 08, 2020

The Maurizio Cattelan Duck

Juxtaposition of blue pencils and full clean-up. The final piece is an anthropomorphic animated cartoon style portrait of Italian contemporary artist Maurizio Cattelan, not Donald Duck.
Photo: Maurizio Cattelan, by Pierpaolo Ferrari. All rights reserved. (via artnet)

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#MaurizioCattelan #portrait #juxtapose #sketchvsfinal #notDonaldDuck #parodyart

Friday, November 06, 2020

This pretty much sums up the past days

Checking the news every five minutes.
BTW, this was the full sketch but I ended up cropping:
"Hold on, guys."

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#elections2020 #usa #checkingthenews #polls

Tuesday, November 03, 2020

Present state of mind

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#stateofmind #bluepencils #roughsketch #duck #roughdrawing